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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Film: The Emperor Jones

7:00 – 8:45 pm

Presented in conjunction with "Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection"

The big-screen adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Emperor Jones” was Paul Robeson’s first sound-era film role. He became the first African American leading man in mainstream movies and, he said, gained from the experience a deeper understanding of cinema’s potential to change racial misconceptions. With an introduction by Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art. 1933, NR, 105 min. (Although this film is not rated, it contains strong language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.)

Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.